On Saturday, January 14, Old Trafford will host the match of the 20th round of the Premier League, in which Manchester United will play against Manchester City. The match will start at 12:30 GMT.
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Premier League 2022-23
Manchester United are 4th in the Premier League standings with 35 points, two points clear of 5th on the bench.
The club approaches this game with an 8-match winning streak in official matches, taking into account various tournaments.
Manchester United held their last two meetings in cup competitions, defeating Everton (3-1) in the National Cup at home and Charlton (3-0) in the Carabao Cup.
In the Premier League, the team defeated Bournemouth (3-0) at home in the last round, before that there was a victory over Wolverhampton with a score (1-0).
Manchester City are in second place in the Premier League standings with 39 points. The club is four points ahead of the nearest pursuer, and five points behind the first line.
In the current championship, the club won 12 games out of 17 held and lost twice. The last defeat in the championship, the team suffered two months ago from Brentford with a score (1-2).
After that, the club under the leadership of Guardiola won two matches with one draw in the Premier League. In their last league game, Manchester City narrowly beat Chelsea (1-0) away.
City have beaten Chelsea (4-0) at home in the FA Cup in their last two fixtures before losing (0-2) away to Southampton in the Carabao Cup the day before.
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Players to watch
Marcus Rashford has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for Manchester United. The player has scored 5 goals and provided two assists in the last five matches.
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland reversed his hat-trick to become the first player to score three trebles in consecutive Premier League home games. At the moment the player is the best scorer of the championship.
Head to Head
The two rivals have played each other 188 times in all competitions since they first met in 1881. As you know, 53 matches ended in a draw.
Man City have won their last three meetings with the hosts and won an impressive (6-3) victory in the last match in October.
Manchester United are on an eight-game winning streak in all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in that period.
Manchester United have gained excellent form and, with their spectators, may well hold out against City, which has not been impressive at all with its game lately.
Both clubs will show good performance in head-to-head matches, which makes the game more interesting.
Prediction for this match: Total over 2.5 goals.